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The recipe Old Fashioned Chocolate Cake (Feast, p269) requires sour cream in both the cake and icing. I want to bake this cake a day in advance for my twins birthday. Can this be done or will the cream/icing/cake spoil? What is the shelf life of this cake?
Posted by SonaliG. Answered on 23rd Sep 2011 at 12.00Read The Answer
My husband and children LOVE roast beef but I can't seem to cook it so that it is edible. Help! I need a recipe or a cooking technique please.
Posted by neinna2. Answered on 22nd Sep 2011 at 12.00Read The Answer
Hi, I've recently purchased some truffle oil but it's hard to find recipes for it. Do you have a few quick/easy recipes, plus some to use a dinner party, that would be great. Thanks
Posted by Andrea.s. Answered on 21st Sep 2011 at 12.00Read The Answer
Would love to know a good site for buying vanilla pods online. Lots of sites but unsure about quality. Any suggestions?
Posted by violentviolet. Answered on 20th Sep 2011 at 12.00Read The Answer
How do I make lemon curd at home?
Could you tell me the measurement in millilitres (mls) for juice for the Passion Fruit Curd recipe in Domestic Goddess (p344). You say 11 passion fruit, but I use passionfruit nectar, so need to measure it. Thanks, Sangoy.
Posted by mariamgeorge75. Answered on 19th Sep 2011 at 12.00Read The Answer
I am planning to make a few of the jam recipes from How To Be a Domestic Goddess. I also want to try my hand at the preserved lemon but wanted to find out the shelf life before I start. Whats the reccomendation?
Posted by LeighN42. Answered on 18th Sep 2011 at 12.00Read The Answer
I love the section in Nigella Kitchen where she goes through her must-haves, with regards to helpful kitchen tools. I'm intrigued by the round 11 inch roasting pan that she mentions, but have no idea what sort would be the most beneficial - enameled cast iron, stainless steel? If she's got a good one, I'd love to buy it. Cheers, Erin
Hello I am living in Australia and i would love to purchase the cream colander that is seen in a lot of Nigella's cooking shows. Could you please tell me where I can purchase one from. Many Thanks Allison
Posted by fairyelephant. Answered on 17th Sep 2011 at 12.00Read The Answer
Further to the query you already have about damson jam, I made a big batch of it last night and it has not set. Could it be that I spent too long sifting out the stones while it was bubbling away and it has gone past the setting point? Is there anything I can do now please??
Posted by harryannie. Answered on 16th Sep 2011 at 12.00Read The Answer